I'll be repainting the interior of my house fairly soon. When I bought the house 15 years ago, I painted all the sheetrock walls a bright white color that I liked. Since then I'm trying to get the house back to it's original-ness.
The original owner at one point painted the walls a yellow/gold color! Probably the 1970's. I doubt I can find any evidence of the original colors, but I'll look under the vanity cabinets and other hidden places and ask neighbors who are original owners. Any insights for what the colors could have been is appreciated. My Eichler was built in 1968. I'm not going to sweat this too much, but I thought it might be fun to see if I can determine what the walls could have been.
I think this is one area where you don't need to stick to "original Eichler" theme. The Eichlers with Phillipine Mahagony command a different set of guidelines, and exterior colors require "earth tones" to be Eichler.
I think sheetrock colors are governed by mid-century modern. I favor neutral & non-offensive colors, but guided by expert or design eyes I am knocked over by the attractivenes of oranges, reds, browns, etc. in MCM design. I am impressed by colors in Ikea cataog displays of sets, Dwell magazine, etc., which combine furniture, lighting, color splashes that are attractive -- the theme is MCC, Euro, whatever, and should complement any Eichler.
Using a model color set from magazines/books or a MCM designer should avoid remorse or regret of color selections.
Thanks for the comments.
I have the same taste for mid century modern and I look to similar references as your post listed. I just thought it might be fun to see if I can determine the original wall color. I like bright white walls so they become neutral and the furniture and other decor has color and texture. I can see that wall colors these days are shifting towards warm-ish light grays and tans in most modern interiors, not only Eichlers.
I found a small patch of paint that may or may not be original. I strongly suspect it is and it's what I thought it would be. What they used to call Bone or Antique White, which looks a tad yellow/brown. Kinda dull!